Why emotion-reading software could violate your privacy

Julia Stoyanovich, co-founder and director of the Center for Responsible AI, commented on the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor human emotions is drawing privacy concerns:

"I don't see how such technology can work — people's emotional expression is very individual, very culturally dependent, and very context-specific. ... Perhaps more importantly, I don't see why we would want these tools to work. In other words, we'd be in even more trouble if they worked well. But perhaps even before thinking about the risks, we should ask — what are the potential benefits of such tech?" said Stoyanovich.